May 1, 2010 — Mitcho Erlewine discusses avoiding programming disasters by properly abstracting the code you write and how you can make sure to write code both you and others can reuse in the future.
Video provided by Blaze Streaming Media.
February 1, 2010 — A brief introduction to the new After the Deadline add-on for Firefox, bringing the same contextual spell and grammar checking you’ve been using in WordPress to text fields everywhere. After the Deadline is brought to you by Automattic.
January 23, 2010 — The magic behind WordPress is how it processes queries and gives you the results via “The Loop.” The Loop can be hijacked for a variety of custom uses and these techniques can quickly expand the capacity of WordPress to present information in different ways. Mitcho covers The Loop, as well as PHP tips which help introspect WordPress during lower-level development.
Special thanks to the Microsoft NERD Center for hosting WordCamp Boston.
September 13, 2009 — HookPress allows you to set up webhooks so that a specified URL (a public service or something you set up) is requested when certain WordPress actions occur. Possible uses include generating push notifications or using non-PHP web technology to extend WordPress. This introduction by the plugin author, mitcho, gives you a brief overview of HookPress and a couple of examples for getting started.